Primitive Outpost “Down To Earth”

Primitive Outpost “Down To Earth”

So, during the post shave I mentioned after my skin calmed down I would likely have a really close shave… I was right. 10 minutes later, perfect BBS. the X Pattern could be a winner.

Primitive Outpost products are made in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. I’ll let them, tell their story:

Primitive Outpost came from a love and need of natural products. During my wife’s earlier candle making days we found that I had a sensitivity to the artificial scents she was using. I found it odd since I had never been bothered by fragrances in the past. Heck, I use to wear plenty of different colognes and never though twice about it. We decided to see if this was a one off reaction but sure enough once the scents got going my throat got scratchy and constricted and I was hit with a nasty headache that took the better part of a day to go away. 

As the weeks and months went on I found myself in all sorts of bad scent situations. Like in the movie theater with someone in the seat in front of me wearing enough perfume to almost chase me from the theater. It was the first movie I watched using my hoodie as a face mask.

Fast forward a few years and one day in a store we ran across a diffuser shooting scent into the air. I covered my face and was going to run for cover while my wife started talking to the clerk. After a few minutes she talked me into going over to the scented area and explained the scent was actually from natural essential oils and that they don’t affect people the same way. I stayed in the area expecting the worse, but it never came. It was in that moment that I realized that there was a power and truth in “Natural” ingredients. Over the next little while we realized that many of the products that we used had a natural counterpart. Creams and soaps that sometimes caused an itch or drying effect didn’t cause a reaction in the natural version.  

It was from these life lessons that Primitive Outpost was created. We produce handmade, natural products that we truly believe in and standby.

We don’t use any synthetic ingredients or toxic chemicals. Instead we opt for natural waxes, oils, clays and butters. We firmly believe that people should be able to take care of their bodies without using things like parabens, artificial scents, and petroleum. 
INGREDIENTS: Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Distillate,  Aloe Barbadensis Miller (Aloe Vera), Xanthan Gum, Glycerin, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Cedrus Deodora (Cedarwood) Bark Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Tsuga Canadensis (Spruce Hemlock) Wood Oil, Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon) Leaf

Check out Stonefield Shaving for Primitive Outpost products here:

The Focus Slim Adjustable is a precision machined all aluminum shavette with built in blade protecting and a beveled head for the correct shaving angle. You can find your own here:

Collins Trade and Supply Red Jack splash is a splash that applies thick like a balm and has great post shave skin feel. The Bay Rum and Lime scent is a personal favourite of mine. You can find it and the matching soap, as well as other sets and brushes here:

The CoyoteCuts Psycho-Delic Funk is easily one of my favourite brushes…. it’s one I reach for when testing new soaps as it’s reliable and it’s 24mm synthetic tuxedo knot is perfect for making consistent lathers.

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